This copal Engelman Spruce resin is raw and has some degree of natural pliability. Copal resin is fresh off the tree and is still gummy, ranging from goopy to somewhat firm. It has a naturally low melting temperature, usually beginning to soften notably around body temperature.
Each species has unique characteristics.
– Douglas Fir is usually golden, orange, or grey, with a sweet and camphorous aroma.
– Ponderosa Pine is usually orange, purple, red, or yellow with and sharp fruity aroma.
– Lodgepole Pine is usually golden, sometimes orange or red, with a strong, tangy, campohrous aroma.
– Engelman Spruce is colorful, ranging from purple, pink, yellow, red, and orange, with a sweet bubble-gum-like aroma.
– Western Larch is reddish brown in color and has a refreshing, crisp aroma like a fresh breeze in the forest. Larch resin usually has bark encased inside of it, so lots are padded with an extra 10% weight to compensate for woody debris. (not available in copal consistency)
Naturally organic and growing in remote wild places, many miles from any agriculture, spraying, or smog, this resin is ideal for a wide variety of crafts and applications; from healing and medicinal applications, tinctures, remedies, and salves, to flavorings and supplements, incense and aromatherapy, natural wood varnish and waxes, “amber” jewelry, and so much more!
Tip: resin/sap dissolves in oil, not water. Dissolve resin stickiness with oil then wash away with soap!